- “Find Your Soul-Mate Day”, a day to join a singles group, explore an online dating service, or join a club where you might find someone with common interests.
- “Heat Awareness Day”, promoting safe practices during extreme temperatures. Heat is the #1 weather-related killer, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year.
• “Indianapolis 500″, the 99th running of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’. Florida Georgia Line performs as part of the weekend festival; Jordin Sparks sings the pre-race anthem; NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon drives the pace car; NBA star Paul George is honorary starter.
ON THIS DATE……..
1967, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted
1992, Johnny Carson made his final Tonight Show appearance
2004, Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 won first prize at the Cannes Film Festival
Tennis star – Novak Djokovic (28)
Skater – Apolo Anton Ohno (33)
Soldier in a Captain America Shirt Pulled Three People from Two Burning Cars
A guy named Steve Voglezon was on his way to a mall with his girlfriend outside Raleigh, North Carolina on Sunday, and saw two cars that just got in a head-on collision.
Luckily, Steve is a captain in the Army, so his training kicked in. First, he pulled a 59-year-old guy out of one of the cars while it was on fire.
Then he used a fire extinguisher to smash out two windows in the other car . . . pulled a 67-year-old passenger out and got him to safety . . . then went back and got the guy’s 63-year-old WIFE out too.
A few cops and firefighters helped, but Steve was the one who took charge. And it wasn’t until afterward that someone noticed he happened to be wearing his Captain America t-shirt that day. Captain America’s name in the comics is Steve too.
Steve’s being pretty humble about the whole thing, which is all on video. He says he was just in the right place at the right time, and people do heroic things every day.
The three people in the crash were taken to the hospital in serious condition, but they all survived. The 59-year-old in the first car was cited for reckless driving, because he caused the crash by drifting over the center line.
– The NY Post claims Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are quietly negotiating a rematch because their first fight made $600 million
– President Obama has broken the Guinness World Record for “fastest time to reach 1 million followers on Twitter.” Obama created his own personal Twitter account this week. Within five hours, he hit the 1 million mark. Robert Downey Jr. previously held the record after reaching 1 million followers in just under 24 hours.
TODAY’S MOVIE OPENINGS:
• “Poltergeist” ( PG-13 Horror Thriller ): Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the 1982 thriller about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. They must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive. Stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements, Saxon Sharbino.
• “Tomorrowland” ( PG Action Adventure ) – Brad Bird (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”) directs, George Clooney & Britt Robertson co-star, and the two reluctant partners in this deadly adventure find themselves traveling to a place caught between time and space. Yes, the film shares its title with a Disney theme park; just don’t expect something Disney-fied.
Girl’s Sweet 16 Is Ruined When It Starts Raining Poop
There’s a girl named Jacinda Cambray in Levittown, Pennsylvania, and she had her sweet 16 birthday party on Sunday night. And everything was going great . . . until it started raining. Not water, though. It started raining POOP.
Apparently a plane was flying overhead and emptied out its waste . . . which showered down on the 40 people at the party. There were about five planes flying in the area at the time, and the FAA is still trying to figure out which one dropped its feces over Jacinda’s party.
They aren’t allowed to do that, by the way. Airplanes have to get rid of their waste at airports.
Employee tracking apps raise worker privacy questions
A California woman has filed a lawsuit against her former employer after she was allegedly fired for deleting an app from her phone that allowed the company to track her whereabouts, even when she was off the clock.
Myrna Arias, who worked for money transfer company Intermex, alleges she was required to download workplace management app Xora as part of her position.
Xora allows companies to monitor mobile workers – in other words, anyone who isn’t in the office where their manager can see them. The app allows employers to “see the location of every mobile worker on a Google Map” and pull up information like the address they are stopped at, how long they have been there, or what route they took.
This isn’t uncommon for companies with multiple employees on the road – businesses that have service technicians who drive from job to job, or even delivery teams, might use this type of software. However, Arias alleges her employer was constantly tracking her location and trip details – even when she was off the clock.
According to court documents she asked her manager whether the company would be tracking her movements while off duty after researching the app. “Her manager admitted that employees would be monitored while off duty and bragged that he knew how fast she was driving at specific moments ever since she had installed the app on her phone,”
Although Arias said she had no problem with the app’s GPS-tracking feature during work hours, she objected to having her location tracked during non-work hours and told her manager it was illegal. In late April, Arias’ de-installed the app from her phone to protect her privacy. The documents allege her manager scolded her for removing the app.
According to the lawsuit, she was fired just a few weeks later.
The lawsuit, which alleges invasion of privacy, wrongful termination, retaliation and violation of California’s labor code, seeks damages of more than US$500,000.
Little Girl Offers a Pooping Dog a Little Encouragement
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” posted a nine-second clip of a dog going to the bathroom. Then a little girl who looks about two-and-a-half runs up and starts patting it on the back . . . and yells, “Great job pooping!”
Sunny Delight Remade Their “Purple Stuff” Ad . . . With a Guy in His Mid-30’s, Who Still Lives at Home
Sunny Delight just remade their famous “purple stuff” ad from the ’90s. But in the new one, the kids are all in their mid-30’s . . . and the main kid’s mom is angry, because he still hasn’t moved out.
Women Sleep Longer Than Men, But Men Wake Up in a Better Mood
The wage gap between men and women is unfair and terrible and blah blah blah. But at least we all know there’s a solution to it: Just pay women more. We have no idea what the solution would be to THIS gap.
A new study of people in 47 different countries found that even though women sleep longer than men, men almost always wake up HAPPIER.
In 44 out of 47 countries, the average man wakes up in a better mood than the average women. The only three countries where women wake up happier or at least as happy are Colombia, Portugal, and the Ukraine.
Here in America, men sleep an average of six hours and 54 minutes a night and women sleep seven hours and 11 minutes. But, yeah, men wake up in a better mood.
The people behind the study didn’t offer up any theories on why men are in a better mood in the morning than women.
The Secret to a Good Marriage Is . . . a Man Who Doesn’t Let Himself Go
Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of hype in the media about the “dad bod.” It’s basically the idea that women are cool with men letting themselves go once they’re married with kids.
Well, a new study just threw that out the window.
Researchers at Yale University just found that the key to a good marriage is . . . a man who DOESN’T let himself go.
They found that married women are much less likely to be depressed if their husband regularly works out . . . even if THEY never work out themselves. Men who exercised also were happier than men who didn’t.
For whatever reason, when women worked out, it didn’t have any effect on the happiness of a marriage.
The researchers’ theory here is that exercise has a stronger positive psychological effect on men than women. And since it makes men feel so good, that happiness rubs off on their wives.
“Letterman’s” Finale Drew His Biggest Audience In Decades . . . But He Couldn’t Surpass Leno’s Goodbye
DAVID LETTERMAN’S last episode of “The Late Show” drew nearly 13.8 million viewers on Wednesday night. That’s his biggest audience in two decades . . . since a February 1994 episode following the Winter Olympics.
Several other notable episodes came close: 13.5 million people tuned in when Dave finally had OPRAH on so they could end their “feud” . . . and 11.7 million people watched Dave’s first episode back after having heart surgery in February of 2000.
The finale did fall short of his FIRST episode in 1993, which attracted 15.2 million people . . . and it also failed to surpass JAY LENO’S last episode of “The Tonight Show”, which had 14.6 million viewers last year.
Speaking of “Letterman”, they didn’t waste any time before trashing the show’s set. The “New York Post” says the George Washington Bridge from the background was spared, but everything else was sent to the dump.